Tutor: Oli Jan 詹君阳
Begins: 24th January 2017
Location: The Braidwood Centre, Edinburgh
69 Dumbiedykes Rd, Edinburgh EH8 9UT
Course duration: 10 weeks
Days & Times: Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Course fee: £8/hr. Also reservable at:
Following the success of our Japanese classes in 2016, we're delighted to offer Beginners classes in Chinese. Classes are given offered in blocks of ten weeks for flexibility and affordability and are offered on a rolling basis for new and continuing students. Classes are designed to be small for the greatest interaction between the student and the instructor.
Our Beginners course is for anyone who wishes to start Chinese without previous knowledge. In the weekly hour session, our teacher will guide you through your first steps in speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese. With communication practice and an introduction to Chinese culture, learners will receive a holistic understanding of the Chinese language. Learners will be introduced to phonetics and the pinyin system, as well as basic Chinese characters, and will be able to construct basic statements and questions, offering simple greetings and introduce themselves. Students will be taught simplified (jiǎntǐzì;简体字) Chinese characters as are used today in China.
Oli is a teacher from Taiwan who is experienced in language education, linguistics, translation, interpretation and voiceover. A graduate of National Taiwan University in Foreign Language and Literature, he has been a teacher of both English and Chinese at the Qunyue Institute, Taipei (Taiwan), Confucius Institute of Pisa (Italy) and Mandarin School, Pisa, New Oriental Institute, Chongqing (China) and YCIS International School, Chongqing. He also works as a part-time translator and interpreter at Linguitronics Co., Ltd and Caichang Co., Ltd.